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Phoenix, Las Vegas bake in scorching heat

June 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A tourist stops to cool off in a misting fan while walking along The Strip, Friday, June 28, 2013 in Las Vegas. A blazing heat wave expected to send the mercury soaring to nearly 120 degrees in Phoenix and Las Vegas settled over the West on Friday, threatening to ground airliners and raising fears that [&hellip...

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For stocks, a good first half is tough to match

June 29, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

People walk outside the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, June 20, 2013. Asian stock markets plummeted Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it could start scaling back its huge economic stimulus program later this year. The announcement Wednesday in...

Sears, Penney sever ties with Paula Deen

June 29, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 30, 2010 file photo, Paula Deen speaks in Pasadena, Calif. Sears Holdings Corp. announced Friday, June 28, 2013, that it is cutting ties with Southern celebrity chef Deen, adding to the list of companies severing their relationship...

Feds: Boston suspect downloaded bomb instructions

June 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz speaks during a news conference, announcing a 30-count indictment against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Boston. Charges against Tsarnaev include using a weapon of mass destruction...

Reports: Retired general target of leaks probe

June 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2011 file photo, then Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. James E. Cartwright takes part in media briefing at the Pentagon in Washington. The retired Marine general is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information...

Ex-Patriot Hernandez denied bail in murder case

June 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Bristol County, Mass. District Attorney’s Office shows Ernest Wallace. Police say Wallace is wanted for accessory after the fact of the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd last week in North Attleborough,...

Witness: leaked cables contained classified info

June 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, June 25, 2013, after the start of the fourth week of his court martial. Manning is charged with indirectly aiding the enemy by sending troves of classified material to...

Holmes to wear hidden harness anchored to floor

June 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

File-This June 4,2013 file photo shows Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is scheduled Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at a hearing where the judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case will reconsider the timing...

Murder conviction against US Marine overturned

June 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 7, 2006 file photo shows Marine Corps Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, of Plymouth, Mass., at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Calif. The military’s highest court overturned a murder conviction Wednesday against Hutchins in one of the...

Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

June 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Leslie Lambert, right, listens to her mother, Donna Aldred, left, speak after the execution of Kimberly McCarthy, outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit, where the death chamber is located, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Huntsville,...